Symposia and Lectures
Fernwood to Host the Fabulous Beekman Boys
October 4 and 5
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, aka the "Fabulous Beekman Boys," traveled 25,000 miles through nine countries to win the Amazing Race on CBS in late 2012. And in October, the Beekman Boys will be traveling to Fernwood! Josh and Brent's visit is part of Fernwood's "Year of Taste," which features a wide array of programming related to our sense of taste and its connection to the garden.
Josh and Brent are Manhattanites who purchased the historic 1802 Beekman house and farm in Sharon Springs, New York, where they now raise goats and sell artisan goat cheese, goat milk soap, and other products at their downtown storefront and online at Beekman 1802 Mercantile. Josh and Brent built a fan base through their Planet Green TV reality series, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, their books, and their new show on the Cooking Channel.
Fernwood is offering two “Fabulous” and exclusive opportunities to meet Josh and Brent!
Presale tickets for Fernwood Members are offered June 1–3. Nonmember tickets go on sale June 4. Tickets may be purchased only on Fernwood’s website and must be purchased by Tuesday, October 1.
An Evening with The Boys
Friday, October 4, 7:00–9:30 pm
This is an exclusive opportunity to meet and mingle with Josh and Brent in the intimate setting of Fernwood’s Bauer Terrace garden. Enjoy an evening of wild stories, good company, heavy hors d’oeurvres, and open bar featuring a selection of wines and a themed cocktail.
$100 per Ticket (limited tickets available)
Heirloom Deserts and Life on the Farm
Saturday, October 5, 1:00–3:00 pm
Be one of the first to experience The Beekman Boys’ new cookbook, Heirloom Desserts, as Josh and Brent present a lively lecture about their experiences leading an heirloom life while discussing their new cookbook. Lecture includes a sampling of select heirloom desserts, and Josh and Brent will be available to sign your Beekman 1802 books and merchandise after their talk! Make it a day and enjoy a box lunch from the Fernwood Café from noon–1:00 pm, $10.00 plus tax.
Lecture Only $50 ($40 Members)
Add a Box Lunch: $10 plus tax each
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